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The Physics and History of Dynamics
1. The PEOPLE and STORIES behind the history and physics of dynamics …
2. Python programs.
3. The History of Dynamics and Mechanics
4. At Light Speed: The History and Physics of Light
• HISTORY OF DYNAMICS
The Many Dimensions of Oskar Klein
The Bountiful Bernoullis of Basel
Henri Poincaré and his Homoclinic Tangle
Brook Taylor’s Infinite Series
Timelines in the History and Physics of Dynamics (with links to primary texts)
Johann Bernoulli’s Brachistochrone
Huygens’ Tautochrone
A Commotion in the Stars: The Legacy of Christian Doppler
George Green’s Theorem
George Stokes’ Law of Drag
The Solvay Debates: Einstein versus Bohr
Bohr’s Orbits
Who Invented the Quantum? Einstein vs. Planck
Science 1916: A Hundred-year Time Capsule
Karl Schwarzschild’s Radius: How Fame Eclipsed a Physicist’s own Legacy
Dirac: From Quantum Field Theory to Antimatter
Freeman Dyson’s Quantum Odyssey
Feynman and the Dawn of QED
Chandrasekhar’s Limit
The Iconic Eikonal and the Optical Path
Georg Duffing’s Equation
The Three-Body Problem, Longitude at Sea, and Lagrange’s Points
Top 10 Books to Read on the History of Dynamics
Physicists in Revolution: Arago, Riemann, Jacobi and Doppler
Dark Matter Mysteries
Wave-Particle Duality and Hamilton’s Physics
Geometry as Motion
Descartes’ Odd Geometry
The Oxford Scholars
A Wealth of Motions: Six Generations in the History of the Physics of Motion
• CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY
A Short History of Fractal Dimension
Edward Lorenz’ Chaotic Butterfly
The Physics of U. S. Presidential Elections (why are so many elections so close?)
The Ups and Downs of the Compound Double Pendulum
Up-side-down Physics: Dynamic Equilibrium and the Inverted Pendulum
Henri Poincaré and his Homoclinic Tangle
Physics in the Age of Contagion: Part 4. Fifty Shades of Immunity to COVID-19
Physics in the Age of Contagion. Part 3: Testing and Tracing COVID-19
Physics in the Age of Contagion. Part 2: The Second Wave of COVID-19
Physics in the Age of Contagion: The Bifurcation of COVID-19
Looking Under the Hood of the Generalized Stokes Theorem
Hermann Grassmann’s Nimble Wedge Product
Vladimir Arnold’s Cat Map
The Physics of Modern Dynamics (with Python Programs)
How Number Theory Protects You from the Chaos of the Cosmos
Limit-Cycle Oscillators: The Fast and the Slow of Grandfather Clocks
How to Weave a Tapestry from Hamiltonian Chaos
The Wonderful World of Hamiltonian Maps
Biased Double-well Potential: Bistability, Bifurcation and Hysteresis
Orbiting Photons around a Black Hole
How to Teach General Relativity to Undergraduate Physics Majors
Getting Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins Home from the Moon: Apollo 11 and the Three-Body Problem
Top 10 Topics of Modern Dynamics
Second Edition of Introduction to Modern Dynamics (Chaos, Networks, Space and Time)
• AT LIGHT SPEED
Caustic Curves and the Optics of Rays
A Short History of the Photon
Quantum Seeing without Looking? More Weirdness from the Quantum Realm
Cancer Holography for Personalized Medicine
A Commotion in the Stars: The Legacy of Christian Doppler
Snell’s Law: The Five-Fold Way
The Iconic Eikonal and the Optical Path
Is the Future of Quantum Computing Bright?
Physics and the Zen of Motorcycle Maintenance
2018 Nobel Prize in Laser Physics
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